Alice Gao, Cross Border Commercial Banking

Alice Gao, Cross Border Commercial Banking

Ms. Alice Gao serves as the Senior Vice President & Head of Cross Border Commercial Banking at East West Bank, one of the large commercial banks in the Nation.  She exclusively focuses on the U.S. and Greater China, the world’s two largest markets and is responsible for leading a multi-functional team to succeed on a global scale.

Prior to joining East West Bank, Ms. Gao served in Senior Management positions at ICBC USA, a subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.  Before ICBC, she led the West Coast Credit Approval team at HSBC USA and was held successive positions at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group, and other local financial institutions.

A seasoned banker, compelling leader and mentor in the commercial banking sector, Ms. Gao inspires her team and clients with her passion for driving strong business results by helping ambitious business owners and organizations to find ways to grow their business.

Ms. Gao has received numerous honors in her banking career such as Global Golden Tripod Leadership award, and is a frequent speaker before industry groups and conferences, including Meet the Money, MIT World Real Estate Forum, ULI Annual Emerging Trends Conference, and Women Executive Forum.

Ms. Gao received Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Literature before she received her MBA from the University of New Haven. She also completed the Advanced Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.  She has been active in numerous business community and charitable organizations.  In addition to her service to the Board of Governors of University of New Haven, Ms. Gao also serves on the Pompea College of Business Advisory Board.  In 2014, Ms. Gao received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Haven, become the first Asian distinguished alumnus in the University’s 100-year history. 

Company: East West Bank



Phone: 626-768-6816

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